Marc Riley Session, Live Album, Teatowel, New Gigs + more

Hello. How are things? Adam here.

We’re really pleased to be heading back to Manchester on April 16th for our third Marc Riley session on BBC 6Music. The programme starts at 7pm and we’ll be playing three songs. It’s a great show.


We’ve got some stuff happening for Record Store Day on April 18th. We’re releasing a live album called ‘Most Clunky’ on vinyl. Recorded at Kid Canaveral’s Xmas Baubles at Portobello Hall last December and consisting of 9 songs mostly taken from Clumsy Knot (hence the anagram title), it sounds better than any of us can remember playing so really looking forward to letting you hear it. I will be playing some solo in-store performances on Saturday 18th at Love Music in Glasgow as well as Underground Sol’shn and VoxBox in Edinburgh. We’ll post specifics nearer the time.

Thanks to everyone who came to I Can’t Dance To This Music #3. We had an amazing time. I was at the venue for 16 hours* but enjoyed every minute. The bands and comedians were all as terrific and funny and punctual and well-dressed and sweet-smelling as we could have hoped for and we managed to sell out the CCA which took us by surprise. There are nice reviews from Rave Child and Manic Pop Thrills and some great photos which I’ll post at the end of this blog.

We released Isle of Love, our final single from Clumsy Knot, and it’s available on our website as a teatowel + postcard bundle which includes a download code for a series of remixes. There are only a few left. The I Can’t Dance To This Music t-shirts are back in stock too.

Lastly, we have a bunch of new gigs lined up. The next big Scottish full-band show is in Edinburgh on May 7th. It’s in the amazing Summerhall Dissection Room as part of the Nothing Ever Happens Here series. We’re big fans of the other bands on the bill, The Son(s) and Book Group, so I reckon it’s going to be a real belter.

Other gigs include a solo support slot at Henry & Fleetwood‘s EP lauch at the Glad Café in Glasgow on April 11th. Anyone who caught their set at ICDTTM#3 will know how good they are. Can’t wait. After that, we’re supporting The Artisans at The Mining Institute in Newcastle as they launch their new single. We’re also playing in Dunfermline with Lost Map labelmates Tuff Love on May 22nd and we have a festival slot at Electric Fields on August 29th. The lineup for that looks great. Here’s a full list of upcoming gigs:

APR 11 – Glad Café (SOLO), Glasgow, Henry & Fleetwood EP launch

APR 25 – Mining Institute, Newcastle Upon Tyne, The Artisans single launch

MAY 2/3 – Brew at the Bog Festival, Inverness

MAY 7 – Summerhall, Edinburgh with The Son(s) & Book Group

MAY 22 – PJ Molloy’s, Dunfermline with Tuff Love

AUG 22 – Hardwick Live Festival, Durham

AUG 29 – Electric Fields Festival, Dumfries

SEP 4/5/6 – Bingley Music Live Festival, Bradford

Catch you soon!

*two were spent positioning the seagull

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